Michael Wayne Echols

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Michael Wayne Echols

1945-2017

Memorial services for Michael Wayne Echols, 72, of Malakoff, were held Monday, July 3, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. C.R. Chapman officiating. Interment followed in Haven of Memories. Mr. Echols passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Tyler.

He was born Feb. 18, 1945, in Corpus Christi to Robert Wayne Echols and Betty Lou Warren.

He grew up in Gainesville. He worked as a police officer for 34 years. He spent 28 years at Canton Police Department, with 10 years as Chief of Police. He was a man of his word and was proud to serve the City of Canton.

He enjoyed collecting model trains, working in his yard and visiting with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Echols; great-granddaughter, Ceirra Morman; and sister-in-law, Connie Willis.

Survivors include his wife, Terrie Jeanette Echols; daughters, Leah Echols, Theresa Echols, Jennifer and Steven Yates, Ashley and Josh Cox, and Tanya Wilbanks; son, David and Mindy Echols; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.